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Pros: 1)Massive space for a Massive CPU cooler. Using a Asrock z77Pro-M with a Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E on a I7 3770k.
2) Nice slick setup - enabling the creation of a 'Black Box that Rocks'
3) I went with the upgrade for the top fan SILVERSTONE Air Penetrator AP182 180mm Case Fan - extra 170cfm of air (it is finger biter of a fan) +recommend+
4) Plenty of space for long graphic card
5) Multiple way to place your PSU to maximize your cable length. Did not seem to affect the PSU temp, mainly because of the AP182 air flow
6) Nice to see a case where you dont need to buy tiny cpu coolers.
7) You can use the space along the edge on the 180mm to hide cable routes.
8) The top fan even allows a slot for air cooling into the HD bays.
Cons: Now these are more FYIs and issues
1) The Slim CD/DVD/Bluray rom HAS to be a SLOT load.
2) I had to tear out the dust catch on the CD rom slot . Was getting caught in the loader
3) I wish they would had screw slots for inside the case for extra drives. I am using RAID 5 (4 HDs) with SSD for a boost.
4) You have to be careful on the size of PSU / I was using a SeaSonic M12D SS-850 150mm L however I needed more space so I switched a Enermax Liberty 140mm Length (So go with 150mm max unless you have extremely flexable cable or 140mm for extra space to tuck the extra cables into the PSU bay.
Other Thoughts: I recommend this case to anyone that want to OC a m-atx board. Overall it is solid however they do use plastic more often than in other Sugo cases I have owned.
-As I stated you need to buy a slot loader Rom (no buttons for eject are allowed)
-As I stated careful about PSU size <150mm
-Buy a upgraded fan Silverstone 180mm AP182
-Buy a 3way 3pin fan cable for the 3 fans that go on the GPU cover.
-If you are looking to have 5 HDs, you can support 2 3.5HDs and 2 2.5SSDs. You will need to mount the extra HD(s) in the case under the PSU. I punched a couple holes in the front to mount a 2HD bay device.
This review is from: ENERMAX MAXREVO Series EMR1350EWT 1350W ATX12V / EPS12V v2.92, v2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Pros: Bought this PSU on 6/6/12 - So I have had it up and running for a very long time.
1) Enermax great PSU - I tried to wait for 1500w version however that did not come out til Xmas.
2) Cables are all solid - quality and length
3) No problem with the voltage - All the V's 3.3/+5/+12 all right near the mark
4)No problems in heavy 6 months of use. - Driving RAID 0+1, 0 and BSOD - 4HD/3SSDs-/2 655pumps/LED lights/OC 3860x-4.9 @ 32gb-2400/14 fans/2x6990HD
(By heavy use I mean 18h/day.)
5) Free Vegas Fan-woot!
6) Cable bag and velcro ties
Cons: Honestly, I have to leave it blank. Nothing to note in 6months. Fan is quiet, again nothing to say
Other Thoughts: Emermax RMA process in the past (excellent) - Do have advanced RMA process - So I know if I have a problem I can have a replacement in couple days.
I have own the Galaxy DII series and Liberty still running strong.
Just wish they would have had the 1500 Maxrevo out sooner.
Pros: 1) Nice design - Solid heatsinks - Quaility board - Color scheme
2) Bios - Easy Nav and usage
3) 555 features appear to work just fine
4) Win7 64 install was painless in RAID mode
5) Did not come across any hickups or kinks
6) 8 SATA ports + 1 eSata
7) OC 2600K to 49x on air (very easy compared to old Gigabyte x68)
8) Broadcom LAN is better than Realtek however it is not quite Intel. Still a very solid LAN.
9) Flashing the Bios in the Bios painless
Cons: 1) I wish the board a had few more PWM fan headers
2) The design of the extra power of Xfire/SLI placement (molex) was a bit clunky. Hard to make a pristine looking build with a cable across the board
3) The drivers are not exactly the newest on ASrock site.
4) I could be wrong - doesnt have dual bios (bummer)
Other Thoughts: All n All the Cons are just minor issue - nothing really with the board.
The 555 tech worked fine- I have the same USB turbo on my external HD swapper.
I was a bit concerned with the negative reviews however I went for it. Currently I am not disappointed.
This is my first Asrock board all seems pretty good.
Sidenote: I would highly recommend getting this board. Buy a SilverStone Sugo Series SG09B case - you can mount a massive heatsink in tiny case and with a massive SILVERSTONE Air Penetrator AP182 (170cfm of 180mm fan power). You can massive OC the board in tiny case. Trust me it rocks
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